Former Odisha Health Minister Syed Mustafiz Ahmed (76) passed away today at Cuttack following a prolonged illness.
Ahmed, who was undergoing treatment for the last couple of months, breathed his last at a private hospital in Cuttack.
The two-time legislator from Cuttack had served as health minister in former chief minister Biju Patnaik’s cabinet from 1990 to 1995.
MP Baijayant Panda expressed his deepest condolence on the demise of the former minister. “Saddened to hear the passing away of Mustafiz Ahmed, former MLA from Cuttack & Minister, who had been ailing,” he said in a Twitter post.
BJD MLA Debasish Samantray, Congress leader Mohammed Moquim also paid last respects to the ex-minister at the hospital.
People from all walks of life expressed shock and deep grief over Ahmed’s death.
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